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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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The 32/11.50/15 bfg km2s on my tj have been a great tire.They do every thing pretty well,except snow and ice.I have 46,000 miles on them and about 1/3 of the of the original tread left.
I was slidding all over yesterday,so today I went to discount and had them siped for $40.
I am amazed what a difference it made.I figured it would help a little,because the km2s dont have any siping from the factory.I was not prepared for results,I have only put 30 miles on them,but it is incredible.They jeep stops now,instead of pushing the tires,and sliding sideways.I even stalled it when I let the clutch out to early,thinking it would just spin like before.
I dont think it would help a snow tire,or a tire with a lot of factory siping.If you have some mud tires that are scary on ice,and they have 7/32 tread left,spend the forty bucks,it's well worth it.
I always deal with Brian at the 28th street store in kentwood michigan,after Todd (douchbag) at midwest tire sold me a junk set of tires,and refused to fix the problem.
Im glad Todd (doucebag at midwest tire) screwed me over or I never would have met Brian,my experience with discount has been great. Midwest tire blows.
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Sipes are awesome.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 08:36 AM   #3
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Sipes are awesome.
X2.I have a couple thousand miles on them now and ,cant wait for more snow.Im glad that I tried the siping before droping $1400 on new tires.
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we have siped all of our tires for almost 10 years. we would have them done in cali when visiting until Discount started to do it.
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we have siped all of our tires for almost 10 years. we would have them done in cali when visiting until Discount started to do it.
Have you had any issue with tires chunking, anything? I've read that adding sipes to a tire that did not originally have them can either cause them to fail, or it won't change anything.
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I did the same thing as bdd1469 - but on a used set of 31" KM2's: I had *zero* issues with chunking and drove those tires to Moab and back. When I went up in tire size, I put the 31's on my wife's blazer and they continued to do an awesome job with no troubles.

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Have you had any issue with tires chunking, anything? I've read that adding sipes to a tire that did not originally have them can either cause them to fail, or it won't change anything.
I have done siping to 3 sets of cooper sst's that got 60k out of a 40k tire no chunking. And Kim is on her 2nd set of KM2's with no issues, the 1st set she got 50k and we are on 10k now.

The tires run much cooler in hot weather and provide superior stopping in rain ice, or snow when siped. I believe chunking will occur when it is cut way to deep from the get go and from side to side. Mine they have always asked how I would like it done, they get 1/4" cut leaving a 1/2" untouched on each side.
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Have you had any issue with tires chunking, anything? I've read that adding sipes to a tire that did not originally have them can either cause them to fail, or it won't change anything.
typically there are zero issues with chunking if the the siping is done right. we (Discount Tire) sipe tons of different tires and it works great. I sipe everything that goes onto my tow rig since it makes a world of difference when towing in wet/snowy conditions.

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